Head of Communications & Engagement Job at MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  24 September 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 13-09-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Head of Communications & Engagement

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Deadline of this Job:
24 September 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

About Us;
The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.
The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following position:

Position: Head of Communications & Engagement
Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer
Duty Station: Entebbe
Application Link: https://redcap.link/Head_Communications_Engagement
Deadline for application: 24th September 2021

The post holder is responsible for heading the Unit's Communications & Engagement department, thereby ensuring the Unit is visible to internal and external stakeholders and that its vision, scientific strategy, values, platforms, academic and other outputs, impact on policy and research support capacity are clearly represented.
Unit - specifically to support information flow within the Unit, but also with the relevant stake holders and general public. This involves managing the Unit's web-presence (website, social media), press releases and other internal and external formats such as newsletters and formal reports.
For detailed job descriptions and procedure for application please follow the application link per position.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
For future employment opportunities, please visit; http://www.mrcuganda.org/jobs
The applications should be addressed to:
The Head of Human Resources,
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.
P.O.Box, 49,
Entebbe, Uganda.
Only online applications through the link provided will be accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application has been successfully received. In the event you are selected as the best candidate for the job, it will be a requirement to present certified copies of academic documents prior to contracting.